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Press Release: St. Petersburg Audubon Society presents a screening of “The Messenger” at The Studio@620
For Immediate Release
St. Petersburg, FL (March 25, 2016) — The Studio@620 welcomes the St Petersburg Audubon Society’s screening of “The Messenger” on Friday April 8, 2016. “With Earth Day on our minds at this time of year, it is important to take stock of where things stand environmentally. I’m glad we can give an opportunity for people to see these types of films and have some discussion about the issues facing our wildlife both locally and globally, ” said Coralette Damme, Studio@620’s Director of Marketing and Administration. “I feel it is important that The Studio can be the venue making these topics accessible to the community.”
For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures – woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment – are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon, amazing secrets of the bird world come to light for the first time in this acclaimed and visually thrilling documentary. Find out what’s killing our songbirds, and what can be done about it. As in ancient times, songbirds may once again be carrying a message to humans – one that we ignore at our own peril.
There will be a brief talk about climate change and its impact on local shorebirds.
NYTimes Review of the film:
St. Petersburg Audubon Society is a local non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. The screening of this film is part of a year-long initiative named Project Shorebird (www.ProjectShorebird.org) aimed at educating Audubon and community members about the impact of climate change on coastal bird populations.
The film is not rated.
Running time is 1 hour 24 minutes.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, Film begins at 7:00 PM.
Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is presented on a first come first served basis.
The Studio@620 is a non profit arts venue located at 620 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg FL 33701
Visit The Studio@620 online at www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 for more information.
Contact: Coralette Damme